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1997: Darin Olson served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kiribati in Abaiang and Maiana beginning in 1997
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Darin Olson can be contacted at directobjecteducationahotmaildcom
Country of Service: Kiribati
Training Group: K-24
Cities you served in: Abaiang and Maiana
Arrival Year: 1997
Departure Year: 1999
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Teacher Trainer and ESL Teacher Mentored in-service teachers and paraprofessionals in teaching and English language methods. Co-taught and co-planned lessons with 10 teachers at the school site. Taught 1st through 9th grade students. Presented new ESL Methodology workshops to the 10 in-service teachers. Conducted two separate week long in-service training for 12 outer island paraprofessionals on the capital island (Tarawa).
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I have a Masterís degree in Education in Curriculum Studies with emphasis in ESL and Special Education from the University of Hawai'i, Manoa.
I'm a Grant Writer for the Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc. (HCAP), Honolulu, HI.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Best advice I kept with me-
"Do what you have to do." From the PC Trainer from DC that remembered everyones names the minute he heard them.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
All K-24 and to hear if Kevin ever had all his clothes left on any other planes and had to dress up in new duds.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
We really didn't complain that much when we were there.
Originally posted: April 5, 2008
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1997; Peace Corps Kiribati; Directory of Kiribati RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Kiribati RPCVs
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